Before heading into the stadium, tailgaters are instructed to leave the bags (and collapsed cardboard if not in the bag) at the curb to be picked up by the City of Charlotte’s Special Services teams.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to place such an emphasis on the importance of recycling cans, bottles and cardboard through the program,” said Jake Wilson Executive Director of Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful. “We are hoping that with increased participation from fans our fifth season will be the most successful yet.”
Tailgating generates close to 10 tons of waste on most game days. Last year, during the 12 game season, 8,845 bags of recycling were collected. As a result over 30 tons of recyclables were diverted from the landfill.
Other Panthers Tailgate Recycling Partners include Bojangles,' the City of Charlotte Solid Waste, Hands On Charlotte and the Carolina Panthers. The partnership hopes to increase awareness and participation by increasing communication and education efforts.
Enjoy being part of the Panthers game day excitement? Volunteer!
Join the fun while working for a cleaner, greener Charlotte at the same time. Volunteers are being recruited to assist parking lot operators in distributing extra bags and sharing information with fans about what to recycle and with collection.
- Volunteers are needed for regular home games which start September 8th and have a 1:00 pm kickoff. Volunteer commitment is from 9 a.m. – 12.00 noon.
- Volunteers meet at the Hal Marshal Center (free parking). Volunteer coordinators will meet volunteers at the Hal Marshal building and arrange logistics. (700 N. Tryon Street)